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15.11.2021: Dr. Yvonne Sakka has taken up a new challenge after many years with us. Thank you so much for all your excellent work, in particular for your invaluable and selfless support during hard times in 2020. We will miss you badly. All the very best for your future!!!

10.11.2021: Buch: Warnsignal Klima: Boden & LandnutzungIntensive Landwirtschaft und Bodendegradation, Juliane Filser

21.10.2021: Recently published:Celebrating the work of Early Career Researchers in Soil Science: European Journal of Soil Science.Laura Schnee also speaks in the accompanying video from an online meeting organised by the British Society for Soil Science.

15.10.2021: We are pleased to announce the start of a new project "Mixtox" financed by UBA, the German Federal Environmental Agency. During the next three years we will develop a procedure that allows including potential mixture toxicity effects of contaminants when evaluating contaminated soils.

21.09.2021: Now on YouTube - Public Talk by Juliane Filser in Bremen's "House of Science" (Video 2 - in German)

06.09.2021: Recently published:Potential of the Red Alga Dixoniella grisea for the Production of Additives for Lubricants


01.08.2021: We welcome Prof. Adriano Sofo from the University of Basilicata, Italy. Financed by DAAD, he will stay with us for two months to continue our cooperation on soil organic matter dynamics in relation to soil management, a follow-up of the COST Action KEYSOM.

15.07.2021: Today our new PhD student Jonas Nelles from RWTH Aachen started his PhD project entitled "Biodiversity under stress: the pitfalls of chemical mixtures in a changing environment". A warm welcome, and good success!

28.04.2021: Recently published: Ion compositions in artificial media control the impact of humic acid on colloidal behaviour, dissolution and speciation of CuO-NP


23.04.2021: Nanoparticles, Wastewater and Agriculture - BBC Interview with Juliane Filser will be online on April 23, 2021 from 21:32 onwards


22.04.2021: NEW JOB! Scientific staff


31.03.2021: Recently published: Use of Deep Learning for structural analysis of CT-images of soil samples - Royal Society Open Science


03.02.2021: Recently published: Bypass and hyperbole in soil science: A perspective from the next generation of soil scientists


13.01.2021: Recently published: Identification and Speciation of Nanoscale Silver in Complex Solid Matrices by Sequential Extraction Coupled with Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometry 


05.12.2020: December 05, 2020 is World Soil Day!
Enjoy this beautiful video
and lots of other interesting information here:

25.11.2020:  Recently published: Soil properties can evoke toxicity of copper oxide nanoparticles towards springtails at low concentrations more see https://www.uni-bremen.de/uft-oekologie/publikationen/

19.10.2020:  Recently published: Mobility and adsorption of liquid organic hydrogen carriers (LOHCs) in soils – environmental hazard perspective more see https://www.uni-bremen.de/uft-oekologie/publikationen/

14.10.2020:  Recently published: Low concentration effects and different outcome in repeated reproduction tests with silver nanoparticles, silver nitrate and Folsomia candida (Collembola)  more see https://www.uni-bremen.de/uft-oekologie/forschung?no_cache=1#c64565

30.09.2020: two new projects: PlantaFiltra - FungusDetect  more see https://www.uni-bremen.de/uft-oekologie/forschung?no_cache=1#c64565

25.09.2020: Recently published: Soil organic matter research and climate change: Merely re-storing carbon versus restoring soil functions https://www.uni-bremen.de/uft-oekologie/publikationen/

25.09.2020: Time to Act: September 25 - Global Climate Strike!!! https://fridaysforfuture.de/ https://fridaysforfuture-bremen.de/sonnenmarsch-routen/

11.09.2020: Dead otter (Lutra lutra) found! More see https://blogs.uni-bremen.de/ecology/

14.08.2020: Three people recently successfully defended their theses and obtained there degree: Tamara Georgobiani (MSc), Anne Paa (MSc) and Alexandra Jereczek (BSc). Congratulations to all of you! https://www.uni-bremen.de/uft-oekologie/lehre/bachelor-und-masterarbeiten

06.07.2020: Recently published: Vegetation thresholds for the occurrence of millipedes (Diplopoda) in different tropical forest types in Andasibe, Madagascar https://www.uni-bremen.de/uft-oekologie/publikationen/

23.06.2020: Recently published: Cu(OH)2 nanorods undergo sulfidation in water. Environmental Chemistry Letters. https://www.uni-bremen.de/uft-oekologie/publikationen/

22.06.2020: Recently accepted papers: Sulfidation of sea urchin-like zinc oxide nanospheres. STOTEN. https://www.uni-bremen.de/uft-oekologie/publikationen/

04.05.2020: Recently published: Soil fauna: key to soil organic matter dynamics and modelling. HANDBOOK OF METHODS.https://www.uni-bremen.de/uft-oekologie/publikationen/

04.05.2020: Recently published: Gene Drives at Tipping Points https://www.uni-bremen.de/uft-oekologie/publikationen/

20.04.2020:Recently published: the first paper from the ALBINA project https://www.uni-bremen.de/uft-oekologie/publikationen/

02.03.2020: Recently accepted papers: see https://www.uni-bremen.de/uft-oekologie/publikationen/

03.12.2019: Potentials and risks of nanomaterials explained in an entertaining manner by PhD students from the graduate school nano Toxcom!

28.11.2019: World Soil Day - MOVIE NIGHT  05.12.2019 - UFT Room 1790 - 4pm- Free entrance!   

11.11.2019:  Master/Bachelor Thesis/Project offer: How can clay mineralsimpact the toxicity of copper oxide nanoparticles towards soil organisms?

12.09.2019: Das 12. Milbenkundliche Kolloquium findet vom 26. bis 28. September 2019 im Zentrum für Umweltforschung und nachhaltige Technologien (UFT) statt

10.07.2019:Mitarbeiterstelle für eine Technische Assistenz (w/m/d) mit der Hälfte der wöchentlichen Arbeitszeit für 2,5 Jahre zu besetzen.

28.06.2019: The next paper which has been accepted: see https://www.uni-bremen.de/uft-oekologie/publikationen/

20.05.2019: A further paper has been published - https://www.uni-bremen.de/uft-oekologie/publikationen/

26.04.2019: One more paper has been accepted - see https://www.uni-bremen.de/uft-oekologie/publikationen/

15.04.2019: Our new paper shows x-ray microphotographs of silver nanoparticle uptake in Collembola, and how their toxicity is affected by single soil components. Free download before June 4, 2019: https://authors.elsevier.com/a/1Yud4B8cckNgQ

03.04.2019: Our new paper is out, and right in the University News:

Pflanzenschutzmittel: Forscherteam fordert Umdenken. Die Zulassungspraxis von Pflanzenschutzmitteln verfehlt die angestrebten Umweltstandards und trägt zum Verlust von biologischer Vielfalt bei. Deshalb fordert eine internationale Expertenguppe unter Beteiligung der Universität Bremen eine Veränderung des Zulassungsverfahrens.

01.04.2019: What a day: we welcome our PhD student Lea Spelzhausen, together with Yvonne Sakka and Antje Siol who will work on the new project "ALBINA" - more to follow soon!

23.02.2019: The Ecology Blog goes online, thanks to Jan-Lorenz Formann https://blogs.uni-bremen.de/ecology/https://blogs.uni-bremen.de/ecology/

18.02.2019:PhD Position (m/f/d) (Soil Biodiversity and Function) in Görlitz:
For the Leibniz Collaborative Excellence project „Integrative Analysis of the influence of pesticides and land use on biodiversity in Germany“ (INPEDIV), the Senckenberg Nature Research Society is inviting applications to its institute in Görlitz Museum of Natural History (SMNG) in the Department of Soil Zoology for a PhD Position (m/f/d) (Soil Biodiversity and Function)


10.01.2019: Ausschreibung einer Doktorandenstelle mit dem Thema „Towards an improved understanding of carbon sequestration: the impact of fauna on decisive processes in soil“


07.01.2019: A hearty welcome to Prof. Richard Zytner, Univ. of Guelph, Canada! He and his student Elese St Louis will work with us until April 30 on crude oil degredation in soil as influenced by fertilizers, biochar and copper-based nanoparticles.


20.12.2018: The good news don't stop: two former PhD students, Elaheh Daghighi and Birthe Fischer [formerly Schröder] got new jobs as well - congratulations!


19.12.2018: Really Happy Holidays this year: funding will be granted for the project poroposal ALBINA, starting on April 1, 2019 - and our former MSc student Pascaline Diale got a PhD position in Stefan Schrader's group!


21.11.2018: Congratulations to our international students: Pascaline Dioh Lobe, Muahmmad Saiful Islam and Amelia Megia Guerrero got their research published in peer-reviewed journals - see https://www.uni-bremen.de/uft-oekologie/publikationen/


13.11.2018: Anna Evlanova successfully defended her MSc thesis on copper nanoparticle bioaccumulation: Congratulations!


29.07.2018: In a newspaper interview, Juliane Filser points out the connections between environmental problems, economy and consumer behaviour and calls for including sustainability in school education - see  http://www.taz.de/!5520279/


01.07.2018: Congratulations! In June, four candidates obtained their degree: Nicho Waidmann (BSc), Musa Ibrahim, Guillaume Patoine and Irene König (all MSc)


05.06.2018: While taking mesofauna samples, PhD student Hind Khalili found a really smashing surprise in her small soil cores - see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3ftvti_nvE


01.06.2018: Plant Protection and Environment - Due to recent dramatic declines especially of bees and other insects and the recent ban of some neonicotinoids in the EU the loss of biodiversity has increasingly gained public awareness. On May 23 2018, the German Academy of Sciences (Leopoldina) published a discussion paper based on an expert group meeting held in 2017. "The Silent Spring - on the Need for Sustainable Plant Protection", co-authored by Prof. Juliane Filser, calls for changes in the European authorisation procedure for plant protection products. The article has received considerable attention in the media. More information: https://www.leopoldina.org/en/press/news/discussion-paper-plant-protection/


09.04.2018:  Moira McKee very successfully defended her PhD thesis entitled "Effects of silver nanoparticles on Collembola - from exposure situation to community interactions". Congratulations, dear Moira! We are very happy that you will stay with us for a few more years as a Postdoc!


05.03.2018: Two new students, Chiu-Hsiang Chieh (MSc Ecology) and Aboudi El Rabih (BSc Biology, Excellence module “LabTop”) attended their first group meeting: welcome to our group!


15.02.2018: After a three-month research stay with us, Danra Dieudonne is returning to his home university Ngaoundéré, Cameroon. It was a pleasure having you with us!


31.01.2018: Last working day of Dr. Yvonne Sakka, after almost seven years with us: thank you so much for all your engagement and inspiration, and the very best wishes for your future!


15.01.2018: After more than a decade of exclusively successful and pleasant cooperation, my UFT colleague PD Dr.Stefan Stolte and his wife Dr.Marta Markiewicz gave their goodbye-party. We will terribly miss you and wish you all the best for your future as Professor of Water Chemistry at the University of Dresden – trusting that the spatial distance won't stop us from pursuing common projects.


01.01.2018: Olivia Roithmeier has accepted a four-year fulltime position at the Federal Environmental Agency - Congratulations!


31.12.2017: End of the project “DENANA – Design Criteria for Sustainable Nanomaterials”, and at the same time of PD Dr. Maria Engelke’s contract: Thank you very much for all your excellent work and input over the last years – and have a great time!